transaction auto-completion

Dave Peticolas
Mon, 04 Dec 2000 17:03:42 -0800

Lauren Matheson writes:
> > Yes, this has been reported before. The problem is, the 'memo'
> > field is actually associated with splits, and not transactions.
> >
> > The next major version of GnuCash will have a 'notes' field that
> > is associated with tranasctions, and will be displayed in place
> > of the memo on the transction line in double-mode. Memos will
> > only be shown with splits.
> >
> > Will that solve your problem?
> Possibly not entirely if transactions between just two accounts can have
> memo's in addition to notes and all get copied into auto completed
> transactions.  imagine a transaction between two accounts with notes and one
> or two memos for splits.  The next time you begin to enter the payee it will
> auto complete the whole transaction, but if you're in double line (or single
> line) mode then you don't notice that it is also copying information (the
> memos) that you can't see.  One way to fix it would be not to copy memos at
> all, though I could see situations where you would want them copied too.
> Maybe make it dependent on the mode that you're in?  only copy memos if you
> can see them?

Only copying what you can see atm seems to limited to me.
Let's say you want to auto-complete a transaction with lots
of splits (say a paycheck). Only copying what is displayed
would leave out all those splits, unless you were in multi-line
mode. I don't think that is very useful behavior.